This report gives recommendations on how to assess the environmental and structural performance of wetland crossings.
Presentation highlighting FSCP's progress to mitigate fish passages.
Presentation from 2015 giving an overview of the Foothills Stream Crossing Partnership
Rick Bonar explains stream rehabilitation projects done through Foothills Research Institute
2011-2012 Annual Report for the Foothills Research Institute.
Foothills Stream Crossing Partnership presentation - Foothills Research Institute Annual General Meeting, October 2011
Presentation on FSCP data management changes, review of previous process and tools, reasons, pilot data collection, new database, and online tools.
Presentation on FSCP objectives, current membership, study area, inspection progress, remediation and prioritization.
Presentation overviewing FSCP progress with SRD, outstanding issues, inspection protocol, remediation plans, 2011 field season, watershed priorities.
Report summarizing the evaluation of, current approach to and opportunities for improvement to the current approach to FSCP data management.
fRI Research is pleased to congratulate the Foothills Stream Crossing Partnership on the "Shared Footprint" award they received at the 2017 Emerald Awards!
Report of UofA student's research looking at stream crossings near Grande Prairie
Visitors to Hardisty Creek just south of Hinton can now learn about geotextile reinforced soil (GRS) arches, the institute’s Foothills Stream Crossing Program, and what goes on within a creek, thanks to new interpretive signage. Take a trip down Highway 40 south. The signs are visible from the road and are on the west side of the highway. They include information about the Athabasca rainbow trout, invertebrates, sediment deposits and turbidity.
On September 22nd, 2009 the Grade 8 French Immersion class from Harry Collinge High School, Hinton, AB, helped FRI researchers to plant willow wands along the banks of Hardisty Creek and Robb Road at the site of a new geo-textile arch stream crossing. This may sound easy but the students quickly worked up a sweat pounding rebar into the rocky soil to make holes for the willow wands. The students learned about the importance of a healthy watershed and the processes of watershed and riparian restoration.
In the August issue of eNotes we told you about replacing a culvert with a new system called geotextile reinforced soil (GRS) arch to re-establish fish passage on Hardisty Creek, located along Robb Road 6.6 km south of Hinton. This project provides an opportunity to demonstrate cost advantages and environmental benefits of this alternative crossing technology. The GRS arch structure does not require footings and can be constructed using primarily local materials.
A culvert on Hardisty Creek located along Robb Road 6.6 km south of Hinton was identified as a barrier to fish passage. Funding was secured through Fisheries and Oceans Canada to replace a dysfunctional round culvert with a new system called geotextile reinforced soil (GRS) arch to re-establish fish passage.
Caribou Program Graduate Student; FSCP Program Coordinator
FSCP Program Lead